Mads Mikkelsen Weighs in On the ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Reshoots

By June 10, 2016
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A few weeks ago, Star Wars fans were sent into a frenzy when the news came that Disney and Lucasfilm would be performing reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set to hit theatres later this year and be the first non-trilogy Star Wars film from the now Disney-owned era. With numerous conflicting reports released as well, it became near impossible to know for sure what the reshoots were actually for, or how much of the film would be experiencing them.

It should be stated right away though, that reshoots are commonplace when it comes to movies, and especially when it comes to movies as big as the Lucasfilm projects. Most of the time, they happen because a director wants to change the way he shot or a scene, or realized in the edit bay that there was something missing from it. Usually, it’s not something that really anyone should ever get worked up about, ever.

While recently speaking with The Independent as well, Rogue One star, Mads Mikkelsen, shared his thoughts on the reshoots, and why they’re not something that anyone should freak out over:

“Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget. They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, I have nothing to compare with. It’s the same film, it’s just adding little bits here and there to do the final polishing. That’s my feeling.”

The actor, who’s playing the father of Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso in the film, went on to reveal how much of the reshoots he’ll be participating in as well, stating “I have one day. I can’t remember when, in two weeks I think.

So basically everyone, what Mikkelsen is saying, is to chill out. Yes, the word reshoot initially may sound like a worrying prospect, but when you realize how many shots and scenes are in these kinds of movies, the idea of going back and changing some or reshooting some scenes, becomes less and less scary. Especially when you figure out just how many movies, even some of the more recent blockbuster films, experienced reshoots as well. At this point, with only one trailer to really base any of our thoughts about the film on, it makes even less sense to assume that the movie is terrible, due to a few, unconfirmed reports running around on the internet.

Rogue One is set to hit theatres on December 16th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable